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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Beadwof wakes early in 2013 to put some rimy Teutonic soul back into those multisyllabic devils from the sun-drenched south. First he goes after “console:”
: “I love the way you held my hand/Always consouled me when I was sad”
: “Around 500 people were consouled via this project, they were given reasons to live their life and a positive feedback was observed. ”
: “I took a walk with another artist, and she consouled me.”
: “you can be there to consoul her, and maybe in time tell her afterwards”
Then he ambushes “counsel:”
: “My parents are getting marrige consouling and the are sending me to therapy.”
: “is there a number i can call for free consouling or help on personal issues”
: “ She says nothing is wrong and then I ask if we can go to marriage consouling but she won’t go.”
“Consoul” is a beautiful, touching eggcorn when the acorn is console. It works for counsel, too. Couples can attempt marriage consouling; if it doesn’t work out the next step is marriage consoling.
We have “soul rights << sole rights” in the Database, though the examples are not terribly convincing. Soully responsible produces more credible hits.